The Essential Tales Of Chekhov | Granta

  • Published: 29/06/1999
  • ISBN: 9781862073005
  • 129x20mm
  • 368 pages

The Essential Tales Of Chekhov

A.P. Chekhov

Translated by Constance Garnett

In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short-story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favourites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov’s tales and novellas. Included are the familiar masterpieces ‘The Kiss’, ‘The Darling’ and ‘The Lady with the Dog’ as well as several brilliant lesser-known tales such as ‘A Blunder’, ‘Hush!’ and ‘Champagne’. These stories, written between 1886 and 1899, are drawn from Chekhov’s most prolific years as a short-story writer. Introduced by Richard Ford’s perceptive observations on ‘Why We Like Chekhov’, The Essential Tales of Chekhov is an indespensable anthology.

An invaluable collection


Twenty tales form the master of the short story


The American writer Richard Ford, himself a modern master, has chosen well in this vibrant selection of rich, dense tales

The Irish Times

The Author

Anton Chekhov was a Russian short story writer, playwright and novelist who is considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in history. He is best known for his plays Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, as well as the short stories ‘The Lady with the Dog’, ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Darling’.

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